There have been some really great parenting articles around the web-o-sphere lately that I wanted to pass along to you. I’m not talking about the headline that parents use screens and electronic devices to keep their kids busy while they work, eat out at a restaurant or get errands done. No, these are good! And they each focus on topics we’re all dealing with right now!
I mean, we’re all feeling this way, to some degree, right now…
I don’t know about you, but I shiver and try to sneak away every new season when the “team mom” brings up snack assignment. This mom-author takes one for the team and speaks up on behalf of a lot of us who feel like Sport Snacks have become a competitive and stressful activity in itself!
What’s your take on team snacks after a game or activity?
This one really hit home and by now you can surely see where my mind has been lately. Saying no to commitments or pointing out the ridiculousness of one more committee meeting, at school or in the office, is a self-admitted shortcoming of mine and I do wonder when enough is enough…often.
Do you have a hard time saying no or politely asking why?
In this HuffingtonPost article, I step up and get something off my chest that was brewing and lingering for weeks. Have you heard all those Back to School ads that talk about the break moms get once the kids go back to school?
Moms juggle enough balls and when school starts up, especially if you’ve got a few school-aged kiddos, it means more balls to toss in the act: homework, after-school activities, routine, lunches, parties, volunteering, sick days, you name it!
What does back to school mean for you?
When I shared this article with friends, I heard back from most of them with comments like “you took the words right out of my mouth”, and “thank you for putting this out there – I’ve been thinking this for weeks”. Me too! It’s a reminder, for me atleast, that we’re in this job of motherhood together. Whether we stay home with kids, work at home or work in an office or factory or café; we all face challenges and many of them are the same.
Maybe we need to talk about them, and share our ideas to solve them, more often?
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